Cape Fear Literacy Council seeks volunteers

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The Cape Fear Literacy Council (CFLC) is seeking volunteers to become ProLiteracy-certified tutors.

Tutor training requires three 3-hour classes that are taught over a one- to two-week period. Training includes techniques and content for working with adult learners, CFLC Community Outreach Coordinator Erin Payne said. Tutor trainees must attend all sessions before being matched with a student.

Tutors in the Adult Literacy (AL) program are asked to make a minimum six-month commitment to tutoring his or her student, and the student-tutor pair must meet twice a week for at least 1.5 hours each time. Tutors in the English as a Second Language (ESL) program are asked to make a minimum 10-week commitment to tutoring his or her student, and the student-tutor pair must meet at least once a week for 1.5 hours.

“The first step in becoming a CFLC volunteer tutor is to attend CFLC 101,” Payne said. “Tutor candidates are encouraged (but not required) to take this free 2-hour orientation to the Cape Fear Literacy Council in which we describe who we serve and how we do it.”

Upcoming CFLC 101 orientations are scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon May 6 and 5:30-7:30 p.m. June 3. All CFLC 101 orientations are held at Cape Fear Literacy Council, 1012 S. 17th St.

After attending CFLC 101, tutor candidates are trained as either AL or ESL Tutors. The next AL tutor training will be 6-9 p.m. May 11, 13 and 18 at the Literacy Council. The next ESL tutor training will be 6:30-9:30 p.m. June 9-11 at the Literacy Council.

Call CFLC at (910) 251-0911 for more information or to register.